This is an early classic episode of BSOH in the original format, where Gunther condenses, then re-edits a feature film with intercut other old films inserted to produce a new parody comedic version. This episode features "Attack of the Giant Leeches" with Gunther hosting as he hides in the back of his basement sublet to try and escape his relatives.
The Basement Sublet of Horror is the creation of the show's producer Joel Sanderson who's been working with old films his whole life. Their were several incarnations of this movie show presented in different live formats, years before the production on BSOH began. "M.T. Pockets Budget Film Fest" was a live stage show that played at the Wichita Center for the Arts in Wichita, Kansas for six years from 1996 to 2002. Preceded by "The Escape' Drive-in" an outdoor drive-in movie theme party that was held in Vinland, Kansas from 1989 to 1994.
BSOH is based on producer Joel Sanderson’s nostalgia for vintage horror hosts from the past, especially "The Host and Rodney" show from Wichita's television history. The basic concepts of BSOH are a loving parody of "The Host and Rodney", BSOH includes a lonely house on the hill in the shows opening segment as a homage to the host's original TV program which was also known as "Nightmare".
The show has run for eighteen seasons (which are based on DVD collection sets, not actual years of broadcast) with over two hundred episodes on it's broadcast roster that have been broadcast on television, cable stations, and internet broadcast channels across the world. The show was originally broadcast on Lawrence, Kansas public access channel 99 from 2006 to 2014.